Improvisation runs rife through the thought provoking pieces, tangling up the spirit in a maze of lush plant life and effervescent compositions. Melodies hum and spin, carrying the listener deep into the meditative places that promote healing and stress relief. This is a remarkable album and I highly recommend it for some quality sound/5(10). Rebennack, originally from New Orleans, had been a session musician in Hollywood since the early 60's, appearing on albums by Sonny and Cher, Canned Heat and the Mothers Of Invention. Naming himself after and copying the persona of a real life 19th century New Orleans hoodoo man named Dr. John, he released his first solo album, Gris Gris /5(). Dec 20, · anybody interested in 's music,or in fact music at large,must own this album. my favourite dr john album,and one that stands head and shoulders above the rest. 'walk on gilded splinters' has to be one of the greatest songs ever written,and is on a par with the rest of the collection featured here. a more than reasonably priced album that /5().
Potent and seductive, the pieces venture to the frontiers of consciousness, animating the 78 minutes of music with an inviting enticement into dimensions of the beyond. As a student and practitioner of shamanic healing teachings, I am curious to learn from them and fascinated with finding musical expression of their mystique.
Indian Ragas are deeply rooted in one of these ancient wisdom teachings. Never in his playing is there any hint of ego indulgence; on the contrary, his every expression seems tailored to strengthen the total musical effect, and the aromatic quality and haunting tone of the flute is consistently reinforced by the expansive backdrop.
Over four tracks — the shortest running a touch over ten minutes and the longest 36 minutes — the mind is engaged and entranced by Bansuri flute, dilruba Indian celloelectronic violin, harmonic chants, soundscapes, percussion, and drones. Recorded and pre-mixed by Loren Nerell.
Final mix by Sam Rosenthal. As a husband, I feel deeply indebted to, and in love with, my amazing wife Gabi, so this Raga is for her.
If you are familiar with that special deep-meditation feeling of never wanting a certain song to end, then this one is still too short. But the idea was to have it go on for these 36 minutes and keep a steady space of silence between the notes.
The search of a disciple leads to explorations that go far beyond the confines of the mind… This track honors one of the most powerfully loving and insightful sacred plants that has been used ritually for thousands of years by native South Healing Dominic - Drifting Through - Spell (CD culture. The visions it gives have the beauty of Raga, the bliss it brings have the depth of Raga, Album), the darkness it teaches about have the wildness of Raga….
Music is his second life following 30 years as a clinical psychotherapist. The influence of Asian mysticism and spirituality, South American ceremonial rituals, and the musical traditions of India worked their magic on his life in many humbling ways.
Classically trained as a child on violin and self-taught on guitar, in at age 42 his musical focus shifted again: during a deep vision quest, he felt encouraged to take up the North Indian bamboo Bansuri flute.
This was a rather late age for picking up a new instrument, yet he took the plunge; for 10 years he studied as a disciple of Indian Bansuri maestro R. Bikramjit Singh. In his work as a clinical psychotherapist and in private practice, Mark embraces the approaches of Indigenous Ceremonial Traditions and Transpersonal Psychotherapy, utilizing music to create a setting for meditation and healing. CD in 6-panel Digipak. From Textura. Working with contributions from Loren Nerell soundscapes and drones and Max Link percussionSeelig drapes his alluring North Indian Bansuri bamboo flute playing across trance-inducing backdrops more akin to traditional Indian Ragas than ambient-electronic soundscapes.
A multi-instrumentalist too, Seelig was classically trained on violin as a boy and taught himself guitar, but then in his early forties decided to take up the Bansuri bamboo flute and studied for ten years with Indian Bansuri maestro R. Much of that comes into play on the recording, with Seelig supplementing his flute playing with dilruba Indian celloelectronic violin, acoustic guitar, and harmonic chants.
Even more time-suspending is the oceanic title track, whose thirty-six-minute duration looks excessive on paper but in practice becomes a non-factor when its effect is so powerful, Album). The presentation expands even more in this setting, with the music animated by a lilting percussive pulse and keening string textures added to incantatory flute musings that grow ever more impassioned.
Before the leaves change color, even before pumpkin spice products infiltrate every corner of my grocery story, it seems like I'm haunted by "Jingle Bells" and "Let It Snow" at the dentist office and at shopping malls—and it doesn't let up until New Year's Eve. Don't get me wrong, I love a good classic Christmas tune as much as the next person.
And though roasting chestnuts and dreaming of a winter wonderland is all fun at first, by the time Christmas actually rolls around, I'm so very ready to switch things up. Instead of slinking into Scrooge-mode from exposure to the same Christmas Album) over and over again, try Healing Dominic - Drifting Through - Spell (CD some alternative songs to your holiday playlist this year. Here are 34 of the best, wackiest, and weirdest ones we could find.
The song distills the melancholia that can settle on even the jolliest soul during the holiday season otherwise known as SadGirlFall and CozyGirlWinter. While the words are cheerful merry is literally in the titleGarland's performance is breathtaking and, yes, heartbreaking.
Since its debut, the song has become a Christmas classic covered by contemporary greats like Sam Smith, Christina Aguilera, and Frank Sinatra, though few have surpassed Garland's tear-jerking performance. It's no fun to get the blues at Christmas, unless Bessie Smith is singing them. The legendary blues singer gave a Christmas gift to the world with her song, "At the Christmas Ball. It's hard to believe this antiwar classic is almost 50 years old! When John Lennon and Yoko Ono were engaging in various protest activities—think their late '60s bed-ins—they were also making beautiful and meaningful music designed to reach the masses, but also to convey a serious message.
Layering Christmas wishes with a pointed desire for peace, the couple took aim at the Vietnam War and encouraged people to think about the greater global context at a time of sometimes ignorant celebration and indulgence. We love a good anti-Christmas anthem. Singer, songwriter, and producer Elvis Costello bet MacGowan he couldn't write a Christmas duet to sing with the band's bass player and Costello's future wife Cait O'Riordan.
Costello may have lost his wager, but the world got "Fairytale in New York," a wistful song for anyone who has been lonely on Christmas Eve—even those in, "in the drunk tank.
Irving Berlin penned "White Christmas" for the classic Christmas movie Holiday Innand Bing Crosby delivered a beautifully memorable, if slightly mournful, take on the tune. As an aside, if you haven't seen Holiday Innyou must.
Crosby got a second shot at the song on the set of White Christmaswhere he knocked it out of the park again. The nostalgic song is so popular that it holds the Guinness World Record as the best-selling single of all time. But their songs mostly covers were all overshadowed by the standout track "Christmas in Hollis" from upstarts Run-DMC.
Or, as DMC himself put it"The beat is dope. The flow is dope. The rhymes are dope. Look, the holidays aren't a great time for everyone—especially when images of happy families and couples are continually thrust in your face, like, literally everywhere. Never mind though, because the Album) heartbreak stylings of Wham! It may have been beaten to 1 in the U.
If you're looking for a Christmas song that you can play all year round—or just a jam that to gently remind you of what believers call "the reason for the season"—look no further than Big Star's "Jesus Christ. There seemed to be no particular reason that the '70s Nashville rockers included an ode to the nativity in the middle of their final album, but we're sure glad they did.
Traditionally, "Little Drummer Boy" is known as one of the most interminable Christmas carols. But then came David Bowie and Bing Crosby, who transformed the drudgery into a joyous and uplifting song.
Bowie loved his mom but drew the line at singing the dreaded "Little Drummer Boy," so some quick-thinking writers whipped together an entirely new song.
Just ask David Letterman, who had an annual tradition of inviting her on his show every year to perform this hit. This song is a must for any chilled-out Christmas playlist. Just take a few minutes to enjoy this song while you bask in the spirit of the season. Sufjan Stevens is clearly a Christmasholic: He's created a cottage industry of albums with all-Christmas songs featuring multilayered and gorgeously complex sounds and whimsical lyrics. This song. One of the more interesting tracks in the collection even involves a Christmas unicorn with a beard and a pagan tree because why not.
Johnson hosted a radio hour back in the '50s and '60s, and inspired the, arguably, best character in Hairspray: Motormouth Maybelle. His ode to 'ole jolly St. Nick is a Christmas classic. It's not the holiday season until beats begin to mingle with silver bells drifting through the air—that is, according to Beck's Christmas oddity, "Little Drum Machine Boy.
The Osaka-based band toured with Nirvana and the Breeders back in the '90s. They're still making music today. The grrrrl group is also influenced by the Supremes, the Ramones, and the Beach Boys.
You can hear it all in their delightfully strange holiday song, "Space Christmas. So it all makes sense. This merry tune offers a very bizarre lesson in Santa kidnapping, as Lee promises to "pop, pop Santa Claus with [her] water pistol gun. In "I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Clause," she promises to "take his bags of toys and run and bring to all the kids who don't have none. Four years later, at the age of 13, she became the first artist to record a little song called "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree.
You know, to get funky with under the Christmas tree. Unfortunately, this is also a one way ticket to the naughty list. Set down your punch, because Fat Les is serving up a cautionary tale about drinking too much at an office Christmas party. Pop singer Lily Allen provided extra vocals for background and Lisa Moorish sings about everything that could possibly go wrong after one too any eggnogs at work. This Gaga throwback is unexpectedly just a lot of Christmas-themed sex puns, which we don't mind at all.
It involves her repeatedly letting us know that her "Christmas tree" is delicious. This whole song is, shall we say, the polar opposite of her holiday duet with Tony Bennett. Still, it's definitely one to add to the list when you've cycled through the A Star Is Born soundtrack too many times.
Jingle Bells is certainly not a wacky song, but this Streisand version from a Christmas album speeds the celebratory tune up so much that it's almost like a totally different song.
Paragon Circus by Altesia, released 11 December 1. Pandora 2. Reminiscence 3. Amidst the smoke 4. The prison child 5. Hex reverse 6. Cassandra's prophecy 7. Amidst the smoke (acoustic version) Altesia's highly anticipated debut album Paragon Circus is out! For fans of: Opeth, Dream Theater, Haken, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Between The Buried And Me. Abstractions Volume Two by Richard Norris, released 21 June 1. Super Wolf Moon 2. The Only Way Out Is Through 3. Dusk Magic 4. Star Chamber 5. In A Heartbeat 6. Sliver Of Time 7. The Golden Age The second in the Abstractions series features eight widescreen ambient and deep listening treasures. Tracks include 'In A Heartbeat', music from an audio visual collaboration with artist and. The albums should be notable, which is defined as significant coverage from reliable sources that are independent of the subject. For additional information about bands formed, reformed, disbanded, or on hiatus, for deaths of musicians, and for links to musical awards, see in music.
For those who remember these hard-to-find albums by Rod McKuen and Anita Kerr, which were popular in the late sixties and early seventies, this is a real treat. The trilogy comes with a nice keepsake booklet, and each CD is held in a sleeve sporting the original album front and back cover/5().
May 22, · Three-quarters of the way through, the rhythm elements drop out, allowing the material to settle into a deep-meditation zone for its outward journey. At album’s end, “Raga Ayahuasca” distances itself from the other three in merging Bansuri bamboo flute with guitar shadings, tabla, and Seelig’s own chanting. For those who remember these hard-to-find albums by Rod McKuen and Anita Kerr, which were popular in the late sixties and early seventies, this is a real treat. The trilogy comes with a nice keepsake booklet, and each CD is held in a sleeve sporting the original album front and back cover/5().
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